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Old 12-04-2012, 11:55 PM   #1
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Q: Why get a lift kit when you can get 5100's?

I might be an idiot (I AM new to this) but why would one get a lift kit when you can accomplish 2-3" of lift with 5100's? Thanks
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Old 12-04-2012, 11:58 PM   #2
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well you still have to get something for the rear. And if your front coils are going bad (like they could be on your 95) you would want to upgrade the coils to something more heavy duty that provides a lift. Also if you were just looking for better performance or if you needed the coils to hold more weight like a bumper or a winch....just 5100s are at the low end of lifting the truck. There are many options after that that give better and better performance and accomplish what you want out of the truck better.
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To get more travel than 5100's? Some companies offer extended travel coilovers that provide more wheel travel than 5100's would.
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5100's is a lift kit...
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here's my take... this will probably answer a lot of questions you may have...

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/sus...uspension.html
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You have to take into consideration the "what do I want my truck to do?"

1. Have a little better stance on the road or easy trails.

2. More travel and dampening ability for harsher hits that come with a little more serious wheeling.

Option 2 is what made me decide on my camburg coilovers. Couldn't be happier.
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Old 12-05-2012, 07:42 PM   #8
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I was looking at OME coils, most definately. I will checkout camburg. Thanks for the great help / info. I was planning on AAL in the rear as well. Haven't picked one out yet (still learning.....)
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What do you guys think of going with 5100's and OME 882's on a 95 Xtra cab 4x4? Any AAL suggestions? I'd like to be close to 3", but I'm not sure how involved it would be to extend brake lines and everything else needed to lift higher than 3". (come to think of it, what all would need to extended?) I would really like to go to a 33" tire.
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What do you guys think of going with 5100's and OME 882's on a 95 Xtra cab 4x4? Any AAL suggestions? I'd like to be close to 3", but I'm not sure how involved it would be to extend brake lines and everything else that would be involved in lifting higher than that. (come to think of it, what all would need to extended?) I would really like to go to a 33" tire.
Based on personal experience, I recommend that if yo uget OME coils, get OME shocks. They work best together.

You will need to install a BPV (brake proportioning valve) extension bracket on the rear axle, likely an extended exhaust hanger so your pipe does not interfere with your leaf springs (or cut the pipe down), and the brake line extension, which is a pretty simple R&R all at the back axle, plus bleeding your brake system up front.

If you go 3 in the front, you'll likely need to get UCAs so you can align it properly (to get enough caster) and your CV boots will be in danger of rubbing and ripping open unles yo udo the CV boot mod.


You should be able to find all these mods/writeups here:

http://www.tacomaworld.com/forum/1st...ful-links.html

Oh, and don't try to go higher than 3.
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Old 12-11-2012, 09:09 PM   #11
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Thanks for the info scocar! Very helpful. I don't have any real desire on going beyond 3", but I have to ask, why shouldn't I try to go higher?

Thanks again, that is some seriously helpful info for me.
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CV angle becomes too steep higher than 3". Plus you will want to retain down travel and the closer you get to the droop stops the less your tire can droop when you hit holes and dips.
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What can be done to address the cv angle issues? Anything?
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